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Residential Counselor

Department: 799 - CLS Administrative
Location: Silver Spring, MD

About Us:

At Rock Creek Foundation, we believe that having a disability and/or a mental illness should not prevent anyone from having the opportunity to participate in everyday life. Thatís why we have been pioneering the field of behavioral health services for the dually-diagnosed: people living with developmental disabilities as well as severe and persistent mental illness. We want to ensure that each person we serve can develop the skills they need to live as independently as possible, in their own communities and is able to realize his or her potential in ways that they could not do so before.

We are currently in search for Residential Counselors (DDA) to work with courageous, high functioning individuals with severe mental challenges in our Silver Spring, MD residential homes. Hourly rate of $14.00 an hour.

Multiple Shifts Available:

  • Every Other Weekend (48 Hours) 
  • Available Monday - Friday; 4:00 pm-12:00 am
  • (48 Hours) Weekend Shifts


  • Assists in planning recreational activities.
  • Counsels residents in identifying and resolving social or other problems.
  • Responsible for medication administration, TX plan implementation and household duties.
  • Compiles records of daily activities of residents. Writes and submits incident reports as needed.
  • Supervises group-sponsored trips and social functions.
  • Ascertains need for and secures services of physician.
  • Answers telephone and sorts and distributes mail.
  • Escorts individuals on trips outside establishment for shopping or to obtain medical or dental services.
  • Plans menus.
  • Comply with COMAR, MHP and company regulations.
  • Implement resident rehabilitation plans and record appropriate data.
  • Record and submit all necessary documentation for billing.
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • High School Diploma and one (1) year of related experience.
  • Able to obtain DDA med administration.
  • Must possess a valid driverís license with less than two (2) points as well as current automobile insurance.
  • Must have access to a vehicle to use for business purposes.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Availability to work nights and weekends.
  • Drivers Licenses, personal vehicle, and current automobile insurance.
  • Two of fewer MVR points


  • Training, supervision, and assistance with CEUs and licensing costs
  • Medical/Health Insurance (2 plans to choose from)
  • High Deductible Plan - HRA funded by Employer
  • Dental Plan (2 plans to choose from)
  • Orthodontia Plan (included in Dental Plan)
  • Vision Plan
  • Life & AD&D Insurance with Voluntary Plans for Spouse and Children
  • Voluntary Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Plan
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Advocacy Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Aflac Voluntary Plans
  • Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Continuing Education Programs

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Personal protective equipment provided and required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Daily temperature and symptom screenings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place

Salary: $14.00 per hour.

Rock Creek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Rock Creek Foundation participates in E-Verify.


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